Fried Grits

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Ingredients

  • 1 quart water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked quick grits
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Lard

Preparation

  1. Bring water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in grits. Cook grits until done, following package directions. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour cooked grits into a greased 8 1/2- x 4 1/2- x 3-inch loaf pan. Cool; cover and refrigerate overnight
  3. Remove chilled grits by inverting pan; cut loaf into 1/2-inch slices, and set aside.
  4. Combine flour, remaining salt, pepper, milk, and egg in a small mixing bowl; mix well. Dip slices into batter.
  5. Melt lard in a large skillet at 325° to a depth of 1/2 inch; add grits slices, and cook 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Serve immediately.
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